“Ascension” goes into orbit in October

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment has added Ascension to its roster, scheduling a DVD release of the television miniseries for October.

Inspired by the real-life Project Orion space mission that thrived under President John F. Kennedy, the SyFy Channel’s mystery miniseries “Ascension: A Miniseries Event” is the stylized deep-orbit drama that follows a group of brave men and women as they search for Man’s next home.

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

The release will also contain the Featurette “Ascension: A Behind the Scenes Look”.

“Ascension” will be released on October 13 for $24.98.

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